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Virtual CPIM Part 1 - Certified in Production and Inventory Management

November 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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As the world changes and technology rapidly evolves, people require access to goods and services at an unprecedented level. As a result, global supply chains become more complex and the demand for agile, knowledgeable supply chain professionals grows. But with this demand comes opportunity – skilled professionals who are able to tackle the complexity present in today’s supply chain will be able to advance their careers, grow as individuals, and eventually help improve their organization as result.

By earning a Certification of Production Inventory Management (CPIM), supply chain professionals gain the skills and knowledge needed to improve day-to-day processes and operations.



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Thursday, November 19th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Thursday, December 17th 6:00 - 9:00 PM

We're offering $100 off CPIM virtual training. Use code CPIMFALL20!
Cost (includes Learning System):
APICS Toronto Chapter members - $1,350.00 + HST = $1525.50
Non Members - $1,700.00 + HST = $1921.00
Have CPIM Part 1 Learning System - $850.00 + HST (Toronto Chapter Member)

Have CPIM Part 1 Learning System - $1000.00 + HST (Non Member)

Content Outline

I. Business-Wide Concepts
In this section, common management concepts and techniques including: supply chain fundamentals, operating environments, financial fundamentals, enterprise resources planning, lean, quality fundamentals, and theory of constraints.

  • A. Supply Chain Fundamentals:

The concept of a global network used to deliver products and services from raw materials to end consumers through a structured flow of information, physical distribution, and cash. It includes managing conflicts that occur within the supply chain. Businesses are also called upon to demonstrate social responsibility in operating their supply chains.

  • B. Operating Environments:

Global, domestic, environmental, and stakeholder influences affect the key competitive factors, customer needs, culture, and philosophy of a company. This environment becomes the framework in which business strategyis developed and implemented.

  • C. Financial Fundamentals:

Basic financial statements define the financial reporting common to most businesses. Underlying costs and analysis terms provide further understanding of statement information and often serve as the basis for management decisions.

II. Demand Management
This section covers sources of demand for goods and services, including a basic understanding of markets, voice of the customer and an overview of demand planning.

  • A. Market Driven:

Consumer needs, competitive sources, economic conditions and government regulations determine the demand experienced by suppliers.

  • B. Voice of the Customer:

Actual customer word descriptions of the functions and features that customers desire for goods and services.

  • C. Demand Management:

Demand management is the function of recognizing all demands for goods and services to support the marketplace. Demand management serves as a key input into the sales and operations plan and master production schedule (MPS).

III. Transformation of Demand into Supply
This section includes the design of products and services, capacity management, planning, execution and control, and performance measurements.

  • A. Product and Process Design:

Design affects product and process, the resulting framework of planning system parameters, and the requirement for data appropriate in source, content, and accuracy. Collaboration with customers and suppliers will improve product and process design.

  • B. Capacity Management:

This section includes the function of establishing, measuring, monitoring, and adjusting limits or levels of capacity to execute all schedules. Capacity management encompasses resource requirements planning, rough-cut capacity planning, capacity requirements planning, input/output controls, and constraints management.

  • C. Planning:

Includes the process of setting goals for the organization and choosing how to use the organization’s resources to achieve them. These different planning techniques vary depending on traditional, lean, or Theory of Constraints operating environments.

IV. Supply
This section includes the actual or planned provision of a product, component or service and its sustainability.

  • A. Inventory:

The stocks or items used to support production (raw materials and work-in-process items), supporting activities (maintenance, repair, and operating supplies), and customer service (finished goods and service parts).

  • B. Purchasing Cycle:

The function and responsibility for understanding demand, sourcing, procuring materials, supplies, or services, receiving goods, and approving invoices for payment.

  • C. Distribution:

The activities associated with the movement of material between the supplier, manufacturer, and customer. These activities encompass the functions of transportation, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, order administration, site and location analysis, industrial packaging, data processing, and the communications network necessary for effective management. It includes all activities related to physical distribution, as well as the return of goods to the manufacturer.


The CPIM program consists of five modules with two exams, one for Part 1 and one for Part 2. Each module reflects critical areas in production and inventory management.

Part 1: 

Module 1 – Basics of Supply Chain Management 

Number of exam questions - 150 (130 operational and 20 pretest)
Length of exam - 3.5 hours

PLUS member price: $495 USD
CORE member/nonmember price: $690 USD
Retake price: $250 USD
Exam Fees are not included in course costs.


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